NDT.net - December 2002, Vol. 7 No.12

RELIABILITY INVESTIGATION OF NDT SYSTEMS BY MODULAR ANALYSIS OF RECORDED DATA

Christina Müller, Mstislav Elaguine, Martina Scharmach, Bernhard Redmer,Uwe Ewert
(Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany)
(Christina.Mueller@bam.de, Martina.Scharmach@bam.de, Uwe.Ewert@bam.de)
Lloyd Schaefer
(PNDE Berlin) (Schaefer@pnde.net)
P.-Th. Wilrich
(Freie Universität Berlin) (wilrich@wiwiss.fu-berlin.de)
Paper presented at the 8th ECNDT, Barcelona, June 2002

Abstract

Introduction

Reliability Analysis of Systems

Application to Analysis of NDE Systems

Characterization of a single NDE Module

Combination of the individual Factors within a modular Approach

Examples

Example 1: Detection of Porosity in EB welds

Example 2: Detection of planar defects in Radiography of pipe welds:

Example 3: Eddy current testing of gas turbine engine parts

Conclusions

Acknowledgementss

References

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